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Marijuana Laws in Alaska
In 2014, Alaskan voters approved Measure 2, which legalized the recreational use of cannabis throughout the state. As of February 2015, adults who are at least 21 years old can possess up to one (1) ounce (oz.)—or 28 grams—of marijuana in Alaska.
If a person is found in possession of between one (1) oz. and less than four (4) oz. of cannabis outside of their home, he/she can be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of one (1) year and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Possession of more than four (4) oz. is a felony, which carries a prison term of up to five (5) years and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.
Possession with intent to distribute less than one (1) oz. of marijuana is a misdemeanor, which can result in a jail term of up to one year and/or a maximum fine of $10,000. Possession with intent to distribute at least one (1) oz. or more is a felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to five (5) years and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.
Furthermore, adults who are at least 21 years of age can cultivate/grow up to six (6) plants in their household, so long as three or fewer plants are mature and flowering. Cultivating at least 25 plants in a household is a felony offense, which carries a prison sentence of up to five (5) years and/a fine of no more than $1,000.
A person cannot consume or use marijuana on federal or public land – only on private property with permission from the owner. Public consumption can lead to a fine of up to $100.
When transporting cannabis, the product must be kept in a child-proof container and in a location that is out of the driver’s reach. Neither a driver or passenger can consume or transport marijuana in an open container.
Driving under the influence of marijuana is still against the law in Alaska. Similar to alcohol, you can face DUI-related charges and penalties if you are convicted of drugged driving.
If you are facing any marijuana-related charges in Matanuska Valley or within the surrounding region, look no further than Denali Law Group to protect your rights and freedom.
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Understanding Drug Crimes in Alaska
Drug charges which involve distribution, trafficking, or cultivation are typically considered more significant crimes than simply possessing a small amount. At our firm, we are highly familiar with all of the different laws and regulations relating to drug crimes and can use our knowledge to your advantage should you choose to hire us.
In order to be as effective as possible, we take the time to recover evidence and use it to fight the charges you are facing. You deserve to have skilled and experienced representation on your side. We have more than 75 years of combined experience to serve you with and dedicate ourselves to your success.
The types of drug offenses we take on involving controlled substances or illegal drugs include:
Are you facing charges or are under investigation for a drug crime? You should not waste any time before you retain the services of an Anchorage criminal defense attorney to represent you. Any type of drug offense, regardless of the amount involved and the type of drug, can lead to very serious penalties for the accused.
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Depending on the exact circumstance, you could be looking at significant time in prison on top of any fines and fees. At Denali Law Group, our drug offense lawyers and team are dedicated to gathering the necessary details in order to build a strong defense strategy on your behalf.